FIONA Woolley is looking forward to a great year ahead as the lady captain of Wilmslow Golf Club.

Fiona is a personal trainer specialising in ladies strength and conditioning and she has been a member of her club for 10 years.

Fiona said: “Wilmslow Golf Club welcomed me with open arms after being a reluctant golfer, but since becoming a member I’ve loved every minute.

“The ladies introductory package enable me to get to grips with the game and etiquette and having a lovely mentor made learning the ropes fun and enjoyable.

“My previous impression of golf clubs was of stuffy, intimidating members but it is certainly not the case at the club I am proud to be their lady captain.

“My current handicap is 19 and rising and my best was 17.

“My favourite hole at Wilmslow is the 16th as I seem to play it well, not frequenting the pond too often!

“My favourite course other than Wilmslow is North Berwick where my great, great grandfather Ben Sayers was instrumental in the layout.

“I play two or three times a week and I also enjoy gardening and the gym.

“My own personal golfing highlight is playing in the Coronation Foursomes at St Andrews. It was fantastic and nerve-wracking.

“My chosen charity to support is Maggies, a cancer support charity that does amazing work.

“The people I would choose to join me in a four-ball would be my husband – he’s a great golfer and would sort out my bad habits – my grandmother, who is no longer with us but she’d be so chuffed I am playing golf, Sally – the lady I played with in the Coronation Foursomes – as we made a great team, and perhaps we could be joined by Jose Maria Olazabal to show us how it should be done.”

Meanwhile, Richard Walker was victorious in the first round of the Hospital Cup over at Alderley Edge Golf Club.

His winning score was 64 points as he finished two clear of both Tony Griffin and Paul Rowley.

Edge’s nine-hole Stableford was a close affair, with Andrew Slater winning via a card play-off from Anthony Moriarty after both players finished on 19. John Newsham was next in on 18.

Mary O’Toole led in an Edge ladies Stableford with 33 as she finished clear of Janette Smith (31) and Olwen Davies (30).

Over at Styal, Ted Marsden was victories in the 9-hole Friday Frolics with a score of 18. David Scholsberg (16) and Charlie Thompson (15) were next best.

The following day’s Memorial Medal saw Lewis Window cruise to victory by scoring 63 as he finished clear of Rick Worsley on 67.

Gareth Moorhouse followed on 68 with Freddie Lye and Lee Cullen both scoring 69.

Styal’s Sunday Stableford was close, with James Hinds (36) finishing one clear of both Cliff Buckle and Steve Robinson.

The latest Summer Cup round for Styal ladies was won by Jackie Poyser (14) from Mel Hill and Gayle Blackburn, both 13.